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Glenn Close v Jessica Lange
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19 votes (35.85%)
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    Pinkpie48
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    Both of these 80s legends are often compared to Streep, but I’ve never seen them pitted against one another.

     

    They’ve both been successful in theater, TV, and film.

     

    Close famously has never won an Oscar but been nominated 7 times. Lange has won twice out of 6 nominations.

     

    Close has won 3 Tonys out of 4 nominations. Lange won on her only nomination.

     

    Both have 3 Emmys from many nominations.

     

    Who is the greater thespian?

     

    I’m a big Lange fan- I’d argue she’s overdue for her 3rd Oscar more than Close is for her 2nd, but curious what most of you think.

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    Bassett
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    Both are great and both should have 2 Oscars by now. Little preference for Glenda

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    Best Actress - Viola Davis, Frances McDormand
    Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
    Best Supporting Actor - Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman
    Best Picture - Nomadland
    Best Director - Chloé Zhao
    SAG Ensemble - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Best Cinematography - Nomadland

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    Both are two of the best of their generation and deserve all the acclaim. But if I have to go with one, I choose Glenn.

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    Looking at solely on their greatest performances on film for me (Dangerous Liaisons vs. Frances), I’d say Glenn > Jessica.

    But overall I prefer Lange’s style more than Close’s.

    Idk! It’s hard to choose so I’m going with Sissy Spacek

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    Possessor: Uncut

    Picture: Nomadland
    Director: Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
    Actor: Luca Martinelli, Martin Eden
    Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
    Supp. Actor: Bill Burr, King of Staten Island
    Supp. Actress: Essie Davis, True History of the Kelly Gang

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    Close and it’s not even close. I never thought that Jessica was a particularly noteworthy actress. I mean, I can’t think of anyone who ranks her among the greats. Glenn on the other hand…

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    Monsoon 🌊
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    Glenn. But Jessica is my girl. Especially on AHS.

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    Even though I do very much love Lange, I feel like Close has always shown a little more versatility.

    “The art of making art is putting it together...”

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    Close and it’s not even close. I never thought that Jessica was a particularly noteworthy actress. I mean, I can’t think of anyone who ranks her among the greats. Glenn on the other hand…

    Hi.

    FYC: Michaela Coel and Rosamund Pike

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    I’d say Glenn overall.

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    Close and it’s not even close. I never thought that Jessica was a particularly noteworthy actress. I mean, I can’t think of anyone who ranks her among the greats. Glenn on the other hand…

    Agree mostly, just that Lange was great in Sweet Dreams and of course in American Horror Story. Her filmography is terrible…

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    I think Close also has the more iconic characters. Alex (Fatal Attraction), Cruella (100 Dalmatians), and Marquise (Dangerous Liasons).
    They are both nearly opposites of one another. Lange was seen as Hollywood’s newest sex-symbols and Close was seen as the anti-sex symbol.

    Streep, Close, and Lange were all seen as the new it girls of Hollywood during the 80, carrying the torches previously held by Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman.

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    Lol filmography?

    I’d say they’re both pretty on par tbh in terms of acclaim. The difference is that Glenn’s movies made money.

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    Nomadland
    First Cow
    The Forty-Year-Old Version
    Martin Eden
    Never Rarely Sometimes Always
    Sorry We Missed You
    I'm Thinking of Ending Things
    The Assistant
    His House
    Possessor: Uncut

    Picture: Nomadland
    Director: Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
    Actor: Luca Martinelli, Martin Eden
    Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
    Supp. Actor: Bill Burr, King of Staten Island
    Supp. Actress: Essie Davis, True History of the Kelly Gang

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    Just think how Oscar history would have been different if Lange had lost that makeup Oscar for Tootsie to Close.

    I think Close could have been second. She did the better with precursors than the other nominees.

    If Close had won her first time out the overdue thing wouldn’t have followed her for years. Plus Lange probably would have won in 1984 instead of Sally Field thus saving Sally from the haunting “you like me” speech that seemed to deny her nominations later on for Steel Magnolias and Forrest Gump.

    Close wouldn’t have been a contender for The Wife so it would have been Gaga vs. Colman I guess.

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    Sally might have been a winner for Forrest Gump vs Wiest’s second.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl_NpdAy3WY

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    I voted for Close, but I think we’re all lucky to have both with Meryl and a slew of their peers continuing to have careers and doing interesting roles.

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